Ascent of Pico de Peñalara on 2014-10-02

Climber: Susan Mackenzie

Date:Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pico de Peñalara
    Elevation:7966 ft / 2428 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at Peurto de Los Cotos and crossed to the visitors centre to get a weather update. This suggested it would be wise to approach by the direct steeper route. We walked on a well signed and engineered route to the ridge, where the walking became easier to the summit. We then decided to continue the circuit via the lakes. The scrambling over large blocks slowed our progress and we decided, due to the difficulty and the limited time remaining, that it would be wiser to return by our ascent route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2184 ft / 664 m
    Extra Gain:98 ft / 29 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Trailhead:5978 ft / 1822 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
cloud building and lowering
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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